Liz Dalton

lizpicture copyThe summer after my freshman year at University of Oregon I studied Spanish in Queretaro, Mexico. This experience led me down a rabbit hole, on an adventure of language, culture, and travel. I continued my studies at the University of Oregon with a major in Latin American Studies and minors in Spanish and Anthropology. I interned at the Latin American Solidarity Committee in Eugene which revealed my interest in immigration and human rights. During my time at the University of Oregon and after I made trips to San Diego to see first-hand what was happening to people crossing the border. I have been touched by the people that I have met who have had to leave a lot behind; their friends and family, their jobs, and their country; in order to move to the United States.


I received my TEFOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) at San Diego University of Integrative Studies. When I returned home to Oregon, I created small classes for friends and coworkers from Mexico who wanted to improve their English skills. In March of 2012 I moved to South East Asia to teach English for a year. I spent the majority of my time in Chiang Mai, Thailand but I also traveled and taught in Bali, Laos, and Cambodia. I taught classes from 1-20 students in schools, homes, hotels, and restaurants. My students were anywhere from the age of 2-55 from Thailand, Korea, Bali, and Cambodia. I enjoy teaching English because it is an opportunity for me to exchange culture, tradition, religion, philosophy, and ways of living with people from all over the world.

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